Underrated: "He's Out Here...Really Trying To Reach Brothers"
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After J.R. Rotem gave Game the title last week, Reks now crowns Styles P SOHH Underrated.]
Honestly, for this I'm not even going to say an underground artist. I'm going to say Styles P is SOHH Underrated. Styles P has gotten his accolades and love but he hasn't gotten the love that he deserves. The brother is a phenomenal emcee. It's just beyond explanation. He definitely embodies, to me, what the essence of this culture is and I definitely feel like he takes time to craft his lyricism.
A brother like Styles P is someone I look like and I'm like, "Dang, lyrically, he definitely should be getting more respect than he's getting." I feel like from day one he's always been a lyrical dude. The "Ghost" could always give you that gangster music, but he also touches upon topics that range from the struggle, to his hardships growing up. He also brings up topics as far as dealing with the Black population as a whole.
Some artists are so one dimensional and obviously he's going to keep it real street and real hardcore, but there's always something in his message that kind of gives you an understanding that Styles P is out here and really trying to reach brothers.
Reks mostly known for his career as a Boston underground emcee. His albums Along Came The Chosen (2001, Landspeed Records) and Grey Hairs (2008, Showoff Records) were both released to general acclaim in the hip-hop community. His debut featured hip hop musicians including Young Zee, Ed O.G., J-Live and 7L (George Andrinopoulos) from 7L & Esoteric while his second album featured DJ Premier, Large Professor, Skyzoo, Big Shug,Termanology, Krumbsnatcha and was mostly produced by Statik Selektah. His latest album, R.E.K.S., was released in March.
Check out Styles P's music below: